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TYY Koufax Sets Series Record as Dodgers Whip Yaj

OBER 3,19


NEW YORK (-) - Left-hander
Sandy Koufax' record - setting 15
strikeouts and a four-run second
inning highlighted by John Rose-
boro's homer carried the Los An-
geles Dodgers over the New York
Yankees 5-2 yesterday in the open-
ing game of the 1963 World Series.
Koufax allowed six hits in beat-
ing the favored defending world
champions before a packed house
of 69,000 at Yankee Stadium while
the Dodgers battered Series vet-
eran Whitey Ford liberally in the
early going.
Koufax' strikeout total was one
over the previous Series record
set by Carl Erskine of the Dodgers
against the Yankees exactly 10-
years ago-Oct. 2, 1953.
Strikeout Record
Koufax hit the strikeout record
by fanning the final batter, pinch
hitter Harry Bright.
The Dodgers whacked Ford for
four hits in their big second in-
ning, which was capped by Rose-
boro's three-run homer. Former
Yankee Bill Skowron singled in
the first Dodger run, and drove
in their fnal run with a single in
the thrd inning.
The 27-year-old Dodger dandy
who won 25 and- set a strikeout
record of 306 in the regular Na-
tional League season blew down
the first 14 Yankees. Not until
Elston Howard singled to right
with two gone in the fifth did the
Yanks have a hit. In fact they
didn't have a loud foul up to that
time. ,


Although the Yanks bunchedI
three of their six hits in that fifthj
inning they couldn't score until
Tom Tresh hammered a two-run
homer into the lower stands in
left field seats in the eighth in-
Koufax simply superb most of
the way on a warm, summery aft-
ernoon. He wobbled briefly in the
fifth, and again in the sixth when
he walked two.
Just after he had tied the rec-
ord by fanning Bobby Richardson
for the third time in the eighth
inning, Tresh unloaded his homer
on the first pitch.
Of Koufax' first 10 strikeouts,
eight came from the first four
men in the Yankee batting order.
In addition to the three for Rich-
ardson, he fanned Tony Kubek,
Mickey Mantle and Tresh twice
each and got Joe Pepitone and
pinch hitters Hector Lopez, Phil
Linz and Bright.
This much-advertised duel of
ace southpaws between Koufax

and Ford disintegrated into a rout
in the early stages when the Dodg-
ers clubbed Ford for four big runs
in the second.
To add insult to injury the home
run by Roseboro, the bespectacled
Dodger catcher, was his first all
year off a left-handed pitcher.
Frank Howard, the 6-foot-7 inch
Dodger giant, started Ford to his
downfall with a tremendous dou-
ble that bounced once and hit the
wall in left center about 460 feet
from the plate.
Skowron, who hit only .203 after
being shipped to the Dodgers last
winter after 10 years at Yankee
Stadium, singled sharply up the
middle. In came Howard with the
first run.
Dick Tracewski, a .226 hitter
playing second because Jim Gil-
liam had to shift to third to fill
in for injured.Ken McMullen, fol-
lowed with a single to center.
Ford Ruined
Roseboro then ruined Ford with
a high fly ball, fair by about 10


.series record
I-M Cross
Country Race
Thirty fraternity and 15 resi-
dence halls teams will compete
this afternoon for the I-M Cross
Country title at the University
Golf Course.
The race will begin at 5:15 p.m.
with members of the varsity cross
country team pacing the field.
Defending champions in the
event are Delta Tau Delta and
Wenley House.

McRae Rated as Key Man for Bears

Special To The Daily

The big secret is finally out. The only way to win at the Grid
Picks contest is to go out and buy the latest copy of Mama Watoosie's
"Book on Forecasting College Football Games for the 1963 Season."
After you have read this and have selected your twenty winners, rush
your entry over to The Daily, 420 Maynard, by midnight, Thursday.
Everyooe will get free tickets to the Michigan Theatre-if they win.
The best system to thwart the mhachiavellian plot of Dave Good
and company so far suggested is:
a) Make your best thought out picks.
b) Take the complete reverse of these choices.
By honestly following this scheme you will not only upset a newt
threat to mankind, but as an extra bonus probably win two free
tickets to the Michigan Theatre, currently showing "The V.I.P.s."

1. Navy at MICHIGAN (Score)
2. Mich. St. at S. Cal (Fri. N)
3. Rice at Penn State
5. Northwestern at Illinois
4. California at Pittsburgh
6. Ohio State at Indiana
7. Army at Minnesota
8. Notre Dame at Purdue
9. Kentucky at Auburn
10. No. Carolina St. at Clemson

11. Maryland at Duke
12. Georgia Tech at LSU
13. Mississippi St. at Tennessee
14. Oregon at West Virginia
15. TCU at Arkansas
16. Texas A&M at Texas Tech
17. Baylor at Oregon State
18. UCLA at Stanford
19. Iowa at Washington
20. Kansas at Wyoming

DETROIT-George Halas, aging
coach of the Chicago Bears, claims
that his defensive backfield is
one of the main reasons why his
team has done so well this season
(three wins and no losses).
Dave Whitsell, Richie Petibon,
Roosevelt Taylor and Bennie Mc-
Rae comprise the backfield. One
of the reasons why this group has
been so good is the standout play
of McRae.
McRae has changed little since
he graduated from Michigan in
1962. Standing 6', McRae has add-
ed a few pounds to his wiry frame.
He now weighs in at 185.
This isn't very big for a pro-
fessional football player, especial-
ly for a player in the National
Football League. When McRae
joined the Bears, Halas ponder-
ed the problem of what to do with
the "little man." The obvious place
to oput him was in the defensive
backfield where his quick reflexes
and speed would pay off.
Makes Big Time
Under the careful tutelage of
Halas and his assistants, McRae
hd' blossomed into *one of the
finest defensive backs in the
"It isn't that Bennie has im-
proved so much this year," said
Halas, "but that we are doing so
well that he has come into the
In analyzing why McRae has
become an important cog in the
Bears' title wheel, Halas has call-
ed him "the fastest defensive back
to play for the Bears since George
McAfee (1940-50) was in the sec-
"I don't mean in speed alone,"
he continued. "McRae reacts fast.
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He can recover. This often means
much more than sheer speed."
McRae demonstrated his speed
and reactions last Sunday when
the Bears met and, defeated
the Detroit Lions, 37-21. Because
he was playing right defensive
halfback, McRae had to cover the
flanker back, in this case Terry
Barr, another Michigan alumnus.
The first pass thrown was to
Barr on a hook-pattern. Barr went
out slowly and then turned on the
speed. McRae stayed with him,
but realized too late that Barr had
stopped about 10 yards back. Milt
Plum hit Barr with the pass, but
McRae's reaction had been so
quick and his speedsodgreat that
Barr didn't get a chance to move
up field with the ball-as he sure-
ly would have had there been a
slower man on him.
Ten passes were thrown to Barr
and McRae broke up six of them,
intercepting one of those. One of
the passes Barr caught was for a
"I don't know how the hell he
(Barr) ever caught that pass,"
said McRae. "I thought I knocked
the ball down when I leaped. I
know I hit it and I thought it was
on the ground.
Too Late
"When I caipe down I landed
on my heel and twisted my ankle
but I looked up and there he was
with the ball. .I was off balance
and couldn't chase him, so he
Late in the third period the
Lions threw four consecutive pass-
es to Barr ("They tried to make
me nervous," said McRae). Barr
caught the first one but McRae
knocked down the next three.
There wasn't another pass thrown
to Barr for the rest of the game.
That has been typical of the
play of McRae this season. In
pre-season play, McRae was as-
signed to cover Boyd Dowler of
the Green Bay Packers. Dowler
caught four passes before he was
thrown out of the game. (Don Des-
mond, the publicity director for the
Bears, said that Dowler's display
of temper that caused. him to be
ejected was due toMcRae's close
coverage.) In the season opener,
the Bears again met the Packers.
This time McRae limited Dowler


1. What's the matter, no appetite?
I have more important things
to think of than food.
3. You're kidding?
Not at all. I've reached a
milestone today. I'm 21. The
days of my youth have flown.
5. How come you're not a member
of the Drama Club?
Already my father's
talking about my being
"self-supporting." I see

2. Worried about exams, huh?
No, about getting old.

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not brooding.
The age of responsibility
is upon me.
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...even build a sizable




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